27 Sept 2022

IBEC call on candidates to push for Carrick bypass

General Election

In advance of the upcoming general election IBEC North West, which represents businesses in the area, has called on all candidates to support key road projects, in particular work on the N4 and with special note of the provision of a bypass of Carrick-on-Shannon.

IBEC Regional Director for the North West Terry MacNamara said: “The North West remains the only region not connected to Dublin by a high quality road.

“This is a crucial missing link in our road network. The lack of a motorway is damaging connectivity and the competitiveness, while broadening the divide between Dublin and the regions.

“The proposed review of the Capital Investment Plan due to take place this year should be used as an opportunity to channel windfall corporate tax gains to projects such as a motorway connection to Dublin.”

He welcomed recent allocations for works on the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin section but said works on the Carrick-on-Shannon to Dromod section must now be considered.

“We are calling on all general election candidates to declare their full support for these capital investment projects. A concerted effort is needed to ensure the North West is equipped with the necessary road-network to begin a new phase of economic development.

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